Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

Throwback Thursday only travels back 12 years. At the time I was living in Southampton, Ontario, Canada on the Lake Huron shoreline.

I had recently purchased a new digital camera. The results from the camera had convinced me to finally stop shooting film alongside digital. Although I must admit that one of the reasons for stopping shooting film was the difficulty of getting transparency film processed. Slides had been coming back from processing labs covered in scratches and water marks for some time.

A driftwood tree trunk washed up on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at dawn. Taken from close to the Long Dock looking north towards the flagpole and the mouth of the Saugeen River with some of the lights of the town shining.

Dawn on the shoreline.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique.

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

Fashion.

The new One Word Sunday challenge is Fashion. My initial idea was a photo of a bird species preening. However, birds preen to maintain their feathers, not to make themselves look smart so you can’t really say it’s a fashion statement.

But the idea of birds feathers made me think of the trade in birds feathers for the fashion industry. At the end of the 19th Century colonies of Egrets, Herons and other species were being slaughtered to supply the fashion industry with feathers. Frequently the adult birds were killed in the breeding season leaving the young to starve or be eaten by predators.

An adult Great Blue Heron with its feathers blowing in the wind. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Great Blue Heron with its plumes blowing in the wind.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Ontario, Canada in the summer of 1985.

I spent part of the summer in Ontario shooting travel, landscape and nature images for British photo libraries. Decades later I’m now living about 30 minutes north of where this photo was taken.

A section of the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.

Georgian Bay shoreline at sunset.